[Paraview] Help - What is the difference between the windows

Cory Quammen cory.quammen at kitware.com
Fri Jun 30 12:10:07 EDT 2017

> 1  Is the zip version essentially a standalone app that can be installed
> simply by extracting and a shortcut to the exe?
 Yes, the paraview.exe will work right out of the unzipped directory.

> 2  What is the difference between the MPI-windows and -windows versions of
> the app?
> I appreciate MPI is for parallel working, but does one version
> (which?) come with self contained MPI support, while the other requires MPI
> support to be independently installed.
Neither version comes with self-contained MPI support. The MPI version on
Windows requires that you install Microsoft's MPI, which you can obtain
here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb524831(v=vs.85).aspx. The
non-MPI version simply does not make use of MPI, even if you have
Microsoft's MPI installed.


> Thanks, Dave
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Cory Quammen
Staff R&D Engineer
Kitware, Inc.
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